This week’s service disruption to Amazon’s Simple Storage Service should be a wake up call to make sure your cloud-based applications are ready for the next time the cloud hiccups. These are five tips for preparing yourself for a cloud outage.
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After years of juggling with different strategies of how to pursue the cloud computing market, Cisco now has what it believes will be a winning one: Become a so-called Switzerland of the cloud. A range of offerings will help customers manage multiple types of clouds – public or private, and the apps that run on them.
Google today announced that it is the first IaaS public cloud provider to run the newest version of Intel’s chips, named Skylake, representing new functionality that will be available in Google’s cloud before rivals Amazon and Microsoft.
Dell EMC is now offering a combination of its VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure and the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud platform to make it easier for mid-size organizations to build private clouds.
It’s a new era of IoT-enabled machines – from toothbrushes to high-end medical imaging equipment - and Philips wants to be on the cutting edge of offering its consumer and business customers access to more data. The company hopes this will help keep patients more healthy and machines running more smoothly.
Taking on incumbents like Cisco, Avaya, Microsoft and Google, Amazon today announced Chime, a cloud-based unified communications as a service application that the company says brings a fresh approach to online conference calls and meetings.
Texas-based cloud computing company Rackspace announced that it is cutting about 6% of its workforce in areas that have seen slowed growth in recent years.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has signed a reseller agreement to distribute a container management platform from startup Mesosphere. That’s a pretty big deal for the smaller company, and could signal the heating up of the application container market.
VMware today launched two new versions of its flagship virtual networking product named NSX. One works in VMware environments and the other, NSX-T, is designed to be used with non-VMware management software and clouds.
A new programming language named P4 controls processor chips in routers and switches and is gaining steam across the networking world because it is further disaggregating the networking stack. This is an explanation of what P4 is and advice on what it could mean for you.
Oracle is not typically seen as a leader in the public cloud computing market, but at a Cloud World event in New York today, company executives made their pitch f how they will compete with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com in this market.
Application container technology has likely reached peak buzzword status but the actual market size is relatively modest now yet growing quickly. A rash of startups are competing with legacy vendors who are increasingly prioritizing the developer tool.
Environmental advocacy group Greenpeace is out with its latest report card judging internet companies on use of renewable energy and while Apple, Google and Facebook continue to score the highest marks, the market’s leading IaaS public cloud vendor Amazon Web Services is called out with failing grades.
Citrix and Microsoft are long-standing partners, but with a new CEO that is a former Microsoft executive, Citrix is deepening its integrations between its application and desktop virtualization products and the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Amazon Web Services recently launched a new Managed Service product that aims to help the company’s largest customers migrate mass amounts of legacy enterprise workloads to its public cloud.